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Nishikori tops Karlovi to take Memphis final

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The Canadian Press
2/15/2014 8:28:06 PM
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kei Nishikori of Japan successfully defended his title at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, beating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Sunday.

Nishikori won his fourth career title along with the $103,100 winner's check and 250 points on the ATP Tour by making this event at The Racquet Club his first successful title defence. He became the first back-to-back winner since Tommy Haas won in 2006 and 2007.

Karlovic came in having not been broken even once this week and looking for his sixth career title. The big-serving Karlovic and his 20 aces couldn't counter Nishikori's precision

Kei Nishikori (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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